Well here’s a bit of good news for fans of Jim Ed Brown, the long-time Grand Ole Opry star who passed away yesterday – before passing, he fulfilled his dream of recording a new album.
The news came in the form of a press release from Mr. Brown’s label, Plowboy Records:
It is with a great deal of sadness that Plowboy Records announces that one of our artists, Jim Ed Brown, has passed away. Our prayers are with his family and friends, who will miss a kind, loving individual as well as a great artist. If anyone should have been called “Gentleman Jim,” it was Jim Ed Brown.
Jim Ed Brown’s big dream was to be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He achieved that dream. He also had a dream to record a new album-he had not recorded an album in over 30 years-and we’re proud to say that Plowboy Records helped him to achieve that dream. His album “In Style Again” is quintessential Jim Ed Brown.
We were proud to work with him on this album and honored that he chose Plowboy for his last recording label as it fit perfectly with our mission to promote the legacy of Jim Ed’s close friend, Eddy Arnold. Jim Ed, whether solo or with The Browns, toured and/or made many appearances with Eddy Arnold over the years and they remained close friends until Eddy’s death in 2008. Eddy’s passing deeply affected Jim Ed and that is why it was especially rewarding to have him join our family. We will not only miss Jim Ed Brown’s smile and amazingly positive spirit, but also that connection to a friendship between two great artists who shared a lot through their journey through life and music.
Don Cusic, Producer and Co-Founder and Shannon Pollard, President
What great news for fans. If you’d like to purchase “In Style Again,” you can do so for $13.99 here.